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Alissa Musto’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroAmerican musician
Is Musician 
Singer 
Pianist 
From United States of America 
Type Music 
Genderfemale
Birth 31 May 1995
Age:25 years

Alissa Musto (born in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American singer and child pianist. She is the winner of the 2007 New England Performs competition, a talent competition with thousands of competitors from all over New England. She held the 2008 championship title for “Rhode Island’s Got Talent” where she beat several adults. When she was nine years old, she was on the national television show “America’s Most Talented Kid”. She will sing the National Anthem at a 2009 Pawtucket Red Sox Game. She has performed numerous charity events for Mayor David Cicilline, Make A Wish Foundation and PARI. In December 2008, she performed “If I Was Santa Clause”, a song written by her and her father on TV for Toys for Tots. She has performed all over New England including the Hard Rock Cafe and the Fox Theatre at Foxwoods Casino.

Early Performances

Alissa started taking piano lessons at the age of five. She quickly caught on and started performing at local Nursing homes for the residents. She won many local piano competitions and most of the times, despite her age, was put in the older division of the competitions. Because she was only six at the time when she won her first competition, she had to carry a block to reach the sustain pedal. At this particular competition she played “Prelude in A minor”, Minute in G and Moonlight Sonata. In 2004 she was the winner of “Fall River Catches a Star” Talent Competition. She won in her age category ; 12 and under. She was also nominated NBC Channel 10 Spotlight

On the Student Artist on September 4, 2004.

America’s Most Talented Kids

In February 2005, Alissa made her debut on national television “America’s Most Talented Kid”. She performed a medley of Mozart and Jerry Lee Lewis. She made auditions above thousands of kids nationwide and was chosen to do a commercial for the show. The host was Dave Coulier from Full House.

2007–present

In March 2007, Alissa won the New England Performs Regional Competition in her age category; 12 and under. The competition was opened to qualified contestants across New England. Alissa won first place and the $1500 prize. In the 2008 competition, though she did not compete, she opened the show with a performance of “Jailhouse Rock”. The event was sponsored by the Warwick Rotary Club. In August 2008, Alissa won first place in the state wide talent show ” RI’s Got Talent”. Several hundreds of people auditioned from Massachusetts and Rhode Island, but there were only 18 finalists, half of which were adults. Alissa performed “Traveling Band Medley”, an arrangement she composed with her father that incorporated Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chopin, Mozart & Beethoven. Alissa took home the $1,000 cash prize and will sing the National Anthem at a 2009 Pawtucket Red Sox Game. Charlie Hall of Ocean state Follies hosted the event which was sponsored by the East Bay Chamber of Commerce. The event was heavily covered by local press.

After winning Rhode Island’s Got Talent, Alissa was invited to perform on the Talent Quest TV show. Broadcast out of Boston MA, the award winning show has gained national and international attention. Alissa performed as a contestant in March 2009. Winning the 2009 episode, she was invited back as a guest performer on 2 additional episodes. That year she also made appearances on “Community Auditions” and “The Rhode Show”. In September 2010, Alissa was notified that she was one of 10 finalists in the Wonderworld TV Golden Ribby Awards. Alissa received “Piano Act of the Year” in front of a live studio audience of over 2,000. The show was broadcast 4 times in December. In late 2010, Alissa was also chosen to be an ambassador for the Green School organization. In December, Alissa competed in the Music On & Up Showcase series and was selected as one of the 4 finalists to go on to the next round.

Awards

Some of Alissa’s awards and honors she has received:

YearNominee/workAwardResult
2002Piano Sonata, Moonlight Sonata, Prelude in A MinorMelissa’s Piano Studio Piano CompetitionWon
2002Minuet in GMelissa’s Piano Studio Piano CompetitionWon
2004Mozart Meets Rock and RollFall River Celebrates America Catching A Star CompetitionWon
2004Alissa MustoNBC Spotlight on Student ArtistNominated
2006Alissa MustoABC Most Talented of 2005Won
2007Traveling Band MedleyNew England Performs Talent CompetitionWon
2008Traveling Band MedleyRhode Island’s Got TalentWon
2009Old Time Rock And RollTalent Quest TV ShowWon
2009online video submissionWonderworld TV Daily Talent ContestsWon
2009If I Was Santa ClausNext Holiday Classic Songwriting CompetitionNominated
2010Old Time Rock and Roll MedleyWonderworld TV Golden Ribby Awards, Act of the YearNominated
2010Old Time Rock and Roll MedleyWonderworld TV Golden Ribby Awards, Piano Act of the YearWon
2010Roll Over BeethovenMusic On & Up 18 and under ShowcaseTop 4 Finalist
2011Traveling Band MedleyTaunton’s Got TalentRunner-up
2011Female artist of the yearLimelight Music AwardsNominated
2011Traveling Band Medley/Doesn’t Matter (original)Music On & Up Grand Finale3rd place
2011Save the WorldGREEN Difference Awards, Song of the YearWon
2011Traveling Band Medley/AnimalKidz Star USA 2011Top 10 Finalist
2012“Born This Way” piano coverMusic & Arts Find Your Voice ContestTop 6 Finalist